Rated 2 out of 5Â by thecrownedgoddes Not for petites :'(
I am usually a 6 1/2 and got an 8. It fits fine around my toes. However, as the other reviewer said, it took up my whole leg and made it impossible to walk (I am 5.3"). Very disappointing! The Joe Lace Up boots fit way better if you are petite. Good luck!
Rated 2 out of 5Â by lczesak not what i expected
The boots are beautiful in person. However, putting them on was a challenge for me...the zipper kept getting caught on my pants. Once they were on it was hard to walk because the shoe came up mid thigh. I'm only 5'2 and the boots basically took up my whole leg! If only I was a little taller...
Rated 5 out of 5Â by n7geekchic The Perfect Pair
I ordered a size 8 in these boots and they fit perfectly. I usually wear between an 8 and 9 in shoes, but when given the option I size down. I also I find that I am normally an 8 in Jeffrey Campbell. The sizing is forgiving, especially for larger calves, due to the laces.These shoes are surprisingly comfortable once you adjust the laces to fit the way you wanted them to. I didn't have any rubbing and these boots do not even seem to need breaking in.
The boots themselves are absolutely gorgeous. They grab the attention of anyone you walk past. The quality is fantastic and these boots really pull off the worn-but-new distressed look. They truly are perfect, and I can't imagine anyone not loving them.
As previous reviewers have mentioned, the leather is stiff, but that does not affect the quality. In fact, I am sure the stiff leather was intentional. If the leather were soft and supple, I think it would give the boot an undesirable slouchy look and lead to puckering around the laces. However, I do recommend only lacing up to below the knee (as shown in the photos) so that they are easier to walk in.
The price is high but worth every penny, and definitely worth saving for! I have received so many compliments. I can't recommend these boots enough!
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by Sdr206 Boho beauties
You know that incredible feeling when you get Exactly what u want, or have your expectations way superseded? Yeah me neither...until now. I can't do these beauties justice w/ mere words. My search for the perfect tall brown boot has finally come to an end. A glorious end. These babies are spectacular. The chocolate is much deeper and richer in person. An absolutely delicious color ;) I'm a perfect 7.5 but sized up yo a 9 bc of the pointed toe, and it's a perfect fit! 5'7" and it goes one inch past my knee. The leather is stiff but not uncomfortable when sitting. Gorgeous sexy distressing - understated, not overdone. Excited about their versatility too. I'm on a serious high right now.
Rated 3 out of 5Â by MGiovanna Look good on, but tight for size and a bit stiff
I ordered these in 10 (am normally 9.5-10 in Jeffrey Campbell e.g. for comparison: Minimal heel 10, Ex Ex heel 9.5). It was way too tight, very uncomfortable around the toes, so I would say they run at least one size small: I need an 11 in these and don't know if I missed the 11s or they were never available. In my quest for lace-up boots I have also tried the Johnny boots (fine in 10) and the Joe (11 fits, so running small like the James). Some reservations about the quality of the James for the price: as a previous reviewer observed, they are very stiff - maybe would break in, but they're not exactly supple - and I ruined an expensive pair of opaque tights because there is no panel behind the zip. Nonetheless they do look very cute on and where else can you find boots in this style? I probably would have bought them if I could get the size, because I prefer the higher heel over the Joe and the Johnny. The Johnny looks good in suede and was very comfortable in my usual size 10 but I was a little worried about the strength of the laces. I have settled on the Joes in size 11 which, although the heel is a little lower than I really wanted, seems better quality than this - the leather is far more supple and there is a panel behind the zip.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by amypage6 So pretty!!
These boots are gorgeous and drool-worthy, but they are very tight in the feet and around the area above the knee. They just need to be worn in and then they would be the perfect size, but the leather is soooo tight that it is uncomfortable. You can tell they are made very well though, I can't decide if I want to keep them or not because I know after a few wears they would be just right!
Rated 3 out of 5Â by leatherjacket not sure what to think
I rarely write reviews but thought, because these are expensive, that this info should be shared. These boots (mine are brown) are stiff and tight. Very tight. I am a perfect 7.5, I sized up to an 8 bc of the other review, and even these are too small. I have an average (not wide) foot. The toe is VERY pointy, which wasn't clear from the online photos. Overall I like the look (not the toe but the rest), but the back rubs too behind the thigh even undone. The zip catches and pinches as it goes up (it should have had a panel behind it). Not sure if i'll keep them. Might see if they can be stretched and softened - bit silly at this price. Can't return them bc i'll lose $100+ in duty/tax charges. If FP ever does these in suede these problems may be overcome. At the moment, not the quality or fit they should be.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by mmeredithrath Fantastic boots
Great boots. The color is a washed black and the fit is a bit snug. I normally wear a size 7.5-8 and the 8 is a bit tight. I am 5"6 and the boot goes over me knew which I love. My only complaint is that the top of the leather boot is very stiff which makes walking comfortably difficult. I am hoping to wear them in so they can be my everyday boot.